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Presentations given by Joe Murphy Librarian around the world.

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Joe Murphy is an innovative librarian presenter who speaks about technology changes, their impact on libraries, and inspiration for innovation. Many of these presentations are available on (viewed more than 200,000 times online).  This list of talks and their links is organized by keynotes, invited talks, more presentations, and workshops/classes. These presentations include in person and online events for national, international, and local audiences.

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Keynotes by Joe Murphy, Librarian:

  • Southern African Online Information Meeting (SAOIM). 3-6 June 2014, Pretoria, South Africa. “Tech Analysis & Inspiration Points for Library Futures.”
  • m-Libraries, Hong Kong. “The Post Mobile Library.” May 2014.
  • Michigan Innovative Users Group (MIUG). 7/25/14.
  • VALA, Melbourne, Australia. 2014.
  • Distinguished Speaker. “Future of Libraries” virtual world-wide conference, Library 2.013, Oct 19, 2013.
  • “Technology trends for information professionals .” Internet Librarian International, Oct 15, 2013. London.
  • “Social Tech Analysis & inspiration.” Tampa Bay Library Consortium Social Media Expert Series. Sarasota, FL, May 21, 2013. Talk link with slides.
  • Recap, thoughts going forward and technology trends to consider. Innovative Interfaces, Public Library Directors’ Symposium, March 22, 2013, San Francisco.
  • Staff Technology Day. Panhandle Library Access Network, FL Jan 2013.
  • “Tech & Libraries Designing the Future Together.” Library Two-Day Conference Middelburg, the Netherlands. Dec. 12, 2012. Plenary Session.
  • “Academic Libraries, Technology, and Ubiquitous Information.” Oklahoma Chapter of ACRL. Tulsa, OK. Nov. 2, 2012.
  • Brunei: “Tech Changes & Library Futures.” Conference on GenNext Libraries, Emerging technologies: New Direction for Libraries. Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei. Oct. 8, 2012.
  • Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference. Online. October 3, 2012
  • “Tech Changes Impacting Traditional Models.” The Library Corporation’s Annual User’s Conference, St. Petersburg FL. October 1, 2012.
  • Indiana Library Federation Reference Division Annual Conference, Technology Trends of 2012. August 7, 2012.
  • “Library Evolution Meets Tech Revolutions.” SEFLIN Technology Conference, Technology Revolution: Providing tools for the Future. Miami, FL. July 26, 2012.
  • “New Technologies and Strategic Applications for Campus Libraries.” Seminar, Purdue University. July 12, 2012.
  • Singapore. “Technology and its impact on learning and research.” International Association of Scientific and Technological University Libraries (IATUL), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. June 2012.
  • “Leaving Our Comfort Zones Behind. Libraries Meet Tech Trends.” Colorado Association of Libraries, 2012 CoALA Summit: Librarians on the Move. 5/25/2012.
  • “Technology Trends for Libraries Going into 2012.” Computer and Technical Services Division of the Suffolk County Library Association. 12/7/2011.
  • “Tech Trends & Creating the Future for Libraries.” MLNC Speakers Series. St Loius, MO. 9/15/2011.
  • “Dominating the mobile flow of content and engagement.” LYRASIS Technology Ideas & Insights series, Positioning Your Library in the Mobile Ecosystem: Content and Delivery. Atlanta, GA. 9/12/2011.
  • “Envisioning the Future.” North Carolina Public Library Director’s Summit. Blowing Rock, NC. 8/24/2011.
  • “Leading Through Disruptions in Mobile Content.” LYRASIS Technology Ideas & Insights series, Positioning Your Library in the Mobile Ecosystem: Content and Delivery. University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA. 8/17/2011.
  • “Mobile Technologies and Library Staff.” Tufts University Library Staff Development Day. 6/2/2011.
  • Mobility in Access & Discovery.” Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Chapter of ACRL Annual Conference. 5/6/2011.
  • “Location Aware Technologies & Libraries.” Geobased Social Networks, online conference. 2/16/2011.
  • Florida Chapter of ACRL (FACRL) Annual Conference, Innovative Services to Students and Faculty. 10/29/2010.
  • “Mobile Technology and Libraries.” COSLINE Fall Conference. Newport RI. 10/22/2010.
  • “Past to the Future: Meeting Technology Trends.” Nebraska Library Association Fall Conference, 10/14/2010.
  • “Mobile Technologies & Libraries.” Library Futures: Staying Ahead of the Curve 2011. (in person and shared by television broadcast/electronically). 9/24/2010.
  • “Creating the Future of Mobile Library Services.” The Handheld Librarian. Online Conference, 7/28/2010.
  • “This is Now: The Mobile Library.” The Handheld Librarian. Online Conference, 2/17/2010.
  • “It’s a Mobile World.” The Mobile Library. Central Texas Library System 2009 Technology Conference. Georgetown Public Library, 12/11/2009.
  • “Portable Libraries, Mobile Students.” ACRL New England Chapter Information Technology Interest Group meeting. Bryant University. 11/20/2009.

Invited talks:

  • MetLib 2014 ,New Zealand “Technology, innovation and the library of the future.” May 2014.
  • Texas Library Association, April 2014. San Antonio. (2 talks: innovation, tech trends).
  • “Futures, Change, and Leadership” MPLA Leadership Institute April 2014.
  • “What is New & Just Around the Corner in Mobile Technology.” Mobile Devices: Gateway to Your Library – Virtual conference. SEFLIN (the Southeast Florida Library Information Network) 9/20/13
  • IFLA, Singapore. Panel - Building a learning and knowledge sharing organisation.
  • “iOS6 and iPhone 5 for Libraries.” Cybertour. Computers In Libraries, April, 2013.
  • “Coaching & Mentoring.” Engaging People Track. Internet Librarian. Oct 24, 2012.
  • “Pinterest and Academic Libraries.” Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) webcast 9/18/12.
  • “Exploring New Tech Opportunities for Library Services.” Online talk, Kansas City Associaton of Law Librarians (KCALL). August 8, 2012.
  • “60 Apps in 60 Mins.” Featured, Special Library Association. July 2012.
  • “Alive on Arrival: Surviving Rapid Tech Change.” Alabama Library Convention. April 26, 2012.
  • “Harnessing the Power of QR Codes.” Webinar repeat, Education Institute. 3/27/2012.
  • “Dead and Innovative Tech.” Computers in Libraries, March 22, 2012.
  • “The Changing Face of Content: Publisher & Info Pro Perspectives.” Content Management. Computers in Libraries, March 21, 2012.
  • “Future trends in the organization of information.” Webinar for course “Organizing information.” Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Universidad Virtual, México. March 19, 2012.
  • “Mobile Technologies In Libraries.” Panelist and panel organizer. SLA-Arabian Gulf Chapter annual conference, Bahrain. March 2012.
  • “The Techs Impacting Libraries & Publishing in 2012.” San Jose State University School of Library & Information Science Colloquium Series. March 1, 2012. Webinar.
  • “2012 Tech Trends and Service Opportunities.” CT Library Consortium and Simmons GSLIS Professional Development Series. Darien Library, CT. Feb 29, 2012.
  • “Gamification.” Teen Tech Week, Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Webinar. Sponsored by 2/28/2012.
  • “QR Codes for Libraries.” Webinar, Education Institute. 2/21/2012.
  • “La Biblioteca del Futuro… 15 años después.” IX Conferencia Internacional Sobre Bibliotecas Universitasrias. Ciudad de Mexico. 10/26/2011.
  • “Ebook Issues & Challenges: Debrief.” Internet Librarian, Ebook Evolution & Revolution. 10/19/2011.
  • “Major Upcoming Mobile Trends.” Internet Librarian, Mobile Track featured opening presentation. 10/19/2011.
  • “Unexpected Usages of Social Media.” Webcast, Nicolet Federated Library System, Wisconsin. 10/4/2011.
  • “Meeting Mobile Info Needs.” The Army Library Training Institute 2011, Southbridge, Ma, 7/12/2011.
  • “Going Mobile @ Yr Library: How Libraries Can Serve Mobile Phone Users.” 2011 ALA PR Forum, ALA PR Assembly. ALA Annual Conference, New Orleans. 6/26/2011.
  • “60 Apps in 60 Minutes.” Panel sponsored by Competitive Intelligence Division, Legal Division, IT Division. Special Library Association Annual Conference. 6/14/2011.
  • “QR Codes & Libraries.” Continuing Education workshop, Long Island Library Resources Council (LILRC), 5/24/2011.
  • “Facilitating Collaboration: Apps Enhancing Scientific Research.” Panelist. Special Libraries Association, Annual Conference. 6/13/2011.
  • “QR Codes & Libraries.” Professional Development conference, Library Association of Rockland County, NY. 5/12/2011.
  • “Library Trend Spotting.” New England Independent School Librarian Conference, Middlebury, CT. 4/8/2011.
  • “Mobile Technologies: Issues for Academic Libraries.” Elsevier’s Digital Library Symposium. ALA Midwinter Meeting, 1/2011.
  • Panel. Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Leadership Symposium. ALA Midwinter Meeting, 1/2011.
  • “Mobile Future.” Internet Librarian 2010. Monterey, CA. 10/25/2010.
  • Interviewed for the IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group via Skype by the Shanachies about new and future directions for libraries and skills for librarians. 8/8/2010.
  • “Libraries & Mobile Culture.” LibTech 2010: Services on a Shoestring. The Southeast Florida Library Information Network (SEFLIN) conference, Florida International University. Online component. 7/22/2010.
  • Chair’s Forum, Library Research Round Table (LRRT). Research from the Field: Increasing the Competitive Edge and Impact of Library’s People, Services, and Technologies. ALA Annual Conference, Washington, DC. 6/27/2010.
  • “Ebooks: Expectations and Experiences from the User Perspective.” Guest Contributor. Western European Studies Section Discussion Group, European-Language eBooks and North American Libraries. ALA Annual Conference, Washington, DC. 6/26/2010.
  • “The Now Mobile Library.” Massachusetts Commonwealth Consortium of Libraries in Public Higher Education Institutions (MCCPLPHEI) Annual Conference: Planning the Future. Salem, MA. 6/17/2010.
  • “Science Information and the Mobile Point of Need.” Science Information on Mobile Devices. Special Library Association Annual Conference, Chemistry Division program. New Orleans, LA. 6/15/2010.
  • “Text Message Reference in Action & Looking Fwd.” Academic Librarians 2010: Faster than the Speed of Bytes: Technology, Cognition, and the Academic Librarian. New York Library Association. Ithaca, NY. 6/8/2010.
  • Pecha Kucha. Trendy Topics 2010: The Future of Libraries. Online conference. 6/8/2010.
  • “The Near Future of Reference.” Guest Lecture University of Hawaii at Manoa virtual presentation for LIS 601. 4/27/2010.
  • “Foursquare, Twitter, & Texting: Libraries Get Social & Go Mobile in 2010.” Connecticut Library Association Conference, 4/20/2010.
  • “Emerging Technology: Mobile Literacy and New Competencies.” Texas Library Association 2010 Annual Conference, 4/17/2010.
  • “Libraries Go Mobile.” Texas Library Association 2010 Annual Conference, 4/16/2010.
  • “Mobile Trends in Libraries.” Guest Lecture San Jose State University, LIBR 287. 4/6/1020.
  • “Mobile Literacy.” Guest Lecture University of Hawaii at Manoa virtual presentation for LIS 665. 4/5/2010.
  • “Text Messaging Reference: Enhancing Reference Services With SMS.” Webcast, Association of College & Research Libraries. 2/23/2010.
  • “Twitter’s Impact on Libraries.” Trendy Topics Online Conference. 2/9/2010.
  • LITA Top Technology Trends Panel, 2010 ALA Midwinter Conference, 1/17/2010.
  • “Leadership and Emerging Technology.” Association of Research Libraries Leadership Symposium, 1/15/10.
  • “Mobile Tech, Mobile Users, Mobile Libraries.” The Mobile Library conference, South Eastern Massachusetts Library System. 1/14/2010.
  • “Mobile Technologies & Libraries.” Mobile Technologies at Yale University Library: A panel discussion. Yale University Library, 12/1/2009.
  • “Text Messaging in Libraries.” Virtual Guest Lecture. LIS 672: Technology for Libraries & Information Centers­, 11/18/2009.
  • “Internet Librarian Conference 2009 Recap at METRO.” Bringing the Internet Librarian Conference to NYC. Metropolitan New York Library Council, 11/9/2009.
  • “A Strategy for the Future of Mobile Devices & Academic Libraries.” Council of Connecticut Academic Library Directors (CCALD) business meeting. Briarwood College, 11/6/2009.
  • “Mobile, Real-time Librarians.” Innovation in Libraries. Queens Library, 11/3/2009.
  • “The Changing Nature of Science Librarianship: Mobile, Social, & Emerging.” Science Librarians in an e-Science World. NERCOMP, 10/9/2009.
  • “Social Networking Competencies for Librarians: Emerging Competencies for Emerging Technologies.” Joint Meeting of the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) Science Librarians and Lib 2.0 SIGs, 9/30/2009.
  • “Sending out an SMS.” Featured session The Handheld Librarian. Online conference, 7/30/2009.
  • “SMS & Mobile Virtual Reference: Libraries, Text messages, and Answers on the Go” Connecticut Library Association conference, 5/1/2009.

More presentations:

  • “Pinterest & Academia.” Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) eLearning webcast. 4/24/12.
  • “Pinterest for Museums & Libraries.” Webcast with LearningTimes. March 28, 2012.
  • “Pinterest: 101 & Implications for Libraries.” Cyber Tour, Computers in Libraries, Washington DC. CyberCorner in the Exhibit Hall. March 22, 2012.
  • “Important Mobile Trends for 2012.” Handheld Librarian. Online conference. 2/1/2012.
  • Now Trends & Next Disruptions.” Handheld Librarian. Online conference. 7/27/2011.
  • “Landscape and Location: It’s not where you’re from; it’s where you’re at.” Computers in Libraries, 3/23/2011.
  • “Next Trends in Mobile Technology.” Handheld Librarian. Online conference. 2/23/2011.
  • “A Mobile Bridge: QR Codes and Libraries.” ACRL e-Learning webcast. 1/26/2011.
  • “Foursquare, Location-Based Social Networks & Library Apps.” Internet Librarian 2010. Monterey, Ca. 10/25/2010.
  • “Mobile Horizons: Location-Based Tech.” Reference Renaissance: Inventing the Future. Denver, CO. 8/9/2010.
  • “Check In with Location Based Mobile Services: Foursquare and Libraries.” ACRL e-Learning webcast. 7/20/2010.
  • “Check In at the Future of Libraries.” Trendy Topics 2010: The Future of Libraries. Online conference. 6/8/2010.
  • “Mayor of the Library: Foursquare & Location-Based Mobile Social Networks.” Innovation for Libraries in the 21st Century. Online conference. 5/12/2010.
  • “Twitter for Special Libraries.” Sci-Tech Division, SLA. Online webinar. 5/12/2010.
  • “Mobile Literacy: Competencies for Mobile Tech.” Computers In Libraries Conference, 4/14/2010.
  • “Current State and Future Prospects of SMS Reference – Reference for a Digital World.” Computers In Libraries Conference, 2010. 4/13/2010.
  • “Developers’ Den” Pre-conference Workshop on Mobile Applications, Internet Librarian 10/25/2009.
  • “Text Messaging Reference: Enhancing Reference Services with SMS” ACRL Live Webcast 7/2/2009.
  • “UCLA and Yale Science Libraries Data on Cyberlearning and Reference Services Via Mobile Devices.” With Alison Armstrong, Michelle Jacobs, & Brena Smith. International m-Libraries Conference. 6/24/2009.
  • “Science Library Services through Mobile Applications for iPhones and other smart phones.” Virtual presentation delivered via Twitter (@libraryfuture), PAM-wide Round Table, SLA 2009, 6/15/2009.
  • “Sending Out an SMS: Exploring Reference via Text Messaging with Mobile Devices.” PALINET REFolution conference, 4/6/2009.
  • “Using Flickr to Expand Library Instruction.” Enhancing Learning Anytime, Anywhere: Spread Your Reach, Computers in Libraries, 4/1/2009.
  • “Strategies for the Mobile Future of Libraries” Pecha Kucha: 2.0 Top Tips, Computers in Libraries, 3/31/2009. Won audience award for best presentation.
  • “Future Prospects & Best Practices for Reference 2.0.” Next Gen Digital Reference Tools, Computers in Libraries, 3/31/2009.
  • “Social Networking Literacy Competencies for Librarians: Exploring Considerations and Engaging Participation.” Contributed Paper, ACRL 14th National Conference, Pushing the Edge: Explore, Engage, Extend. 3/14/2009.
  • “Twitter for Libraries: Best Practices and Advanced Uses of Micro-Blogs.” Contributed Paper, ACRL 14th National Conference, Pushing the Edge: Explore, Engage, Extend. 3/13/2009.
  • “New Competencies and Emerging Trends For Librarians.” ALA Midwinter Meeting, 1/23/2009. A talk for 35 Association of Research Libraries Diversity Fellows and Scholars.
  • “iReference: Virtual Reference to Enhance and Even Replace the Reference Desk?” With Ellen Peterson. Hawaii Library Association conference, 10/25/2008.
  • “Connecting People With Information: Twitter and Other Microblogs” Hawaii Library Association conference, 10/25/2008.
  • “Reference on the Go: Text Messaging and More With an iPhone.” Solving The Reference Desk Problem, Internet Librarian, 10/21/2008.
  • “Text Message in a Bottle: Text Messaging Reference at Yale Science Libraries.” A Reference Renaissance: Current and Future Trends. 8/05/2008.
  • “Text Message Reference for Sci-Tech Libraries” Special Libraries Association Physics-Astronomy-Mathematics Division-wide Roundtable, 6/16/2008.
  • “Implementing Library 2.0 Services: The Practical Considerations.” Guest Lecture, LIS 518: Designing User-Centered Information Services, Rutgers University, School of Communication, Information and Library Studies. 3/25/2008.
  • “Modern Search Engines & Modern Search Strategies.” Guest Lecture, ILS 425: Information Sources, Southern Connecticut State University, 11/8/2007.
  • Astronomy Round Table Moderator, two sessions, 2007 SLA Annual Conference.
  • “’Hamilton is too damn cold!’ The politics and technicalities of temperature in Hamilton Library, how environmental factors in libraries can impact information access.” Hawaii Library Association Annual Conference, 10/2006.
  • LOCAL:
    • “Twitter for Education.” Teaching w/ Technology Tuesdays, Yale University, Collaborative Teaching Center 10/14/2009.
    • “Emerging Trends, Technologies, and Competencies for Librarians.” Southern Connecticut State University. SLA Student Chapter, 2/24/2009.
    • “Information and the 21st Century Science Class.” Advanced Topics in Science Teaching. Yale Graduate Teaching Center. 4/27/2009
    • “Libraries and Facebook, Best Practices.” Social Networking, BrownBag2.0. Yale University Library, 10/6/2008.
    • “Career Opportunities in Special Libraries.” SLA Career Panel Discussion, SLA Student Chapter Southern Connecticut State University, 9/24/2008.
    • “Microblogs.” Innovative Uses of Library Blogs, BrownBag2.0. Yale University Library, 8/12/2008.
    • “Text Messaging Reference Service.” REFresher, Yale University Library, 7/30/2008.
    • “Making Library Services Interesting to Faculty, Researchers, and Students in the Sciences and Engineering.” SLA-Student Chapter presentation, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 11/2006.


Workshops, classes, pre-conferences, seminars, and more:

  • With Chad Mairn. “Handheld Librarians’ Mobile Tech Tutorial.” Preconference. Computers in Libraries 2012. Washington DC. 3/20/2012.
  • “Mobile Technologies In Libraries.” two full day workshop. SLA-Arabian Gulf Chapter annual conference, Bahrain. March 2012.
  • With Chad Mairn. “Handheld Librarians’ Mobile Tech Tutorial.” Preconference. Internet librarian 2011. Monterey, Ca. 10/16/2011.
  • With David Lee King. “Engaging Your Community With QR Codes.” Preconference. Internet librarian 2011. Monterey, Ca. 10/15/2011.
  • “Leveraging Mobile Technologies on Our Campuses and Beyond.” Preconference seminar, programmer, planner, and Moderator, NERCOMP/EDUCAUSE Conference, Providence, RI. 3/28/2011.
  • With David Lee King. “QR Codes and Libraries.” Preconference workshop. Computers in Libraries, 3/20/2011.
  • With Chad Mairn. “Handheld Librarians’ Mobile Tech Tutorial: best of HHLIB.” Preconference workshop. Computers in Libraries, 3/20/2011.
  • “Mobile Literacy: Skills for Today’s Information Environment.” Continuing Education workshop, Long Island Library Resources Council (LILRC), Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library. 2/15/2011. Invited.
  • With Chad Mairn. “Handheld Librarians’ Mobile Tech Tutorial.” Preconference. Internet librarian 2010. Monterey, Ca. 10/24/2010.
  • Preconference workshop: “SMS Reference: Text Messaging & the Future of Information Services.” Computers In Libraries Conference, 4/11/2010.
  • Preconference: “Text Messaging, Twitter, and Libraries.” American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, 1/15/2010.
  • “Text Messaging Reference.” Metropolitan New York Library Council Professional Development program, 11/13/2009.
  • “Twitter, Libraries and Skills for the Future.” Long Island Library Resources Council Continuing Education. Sachem Public Library, 10/5/2009.
  • “Handheld Librarians’ Mobile Tech Tutorial.” Preconference. Internet librarian 2010. Monterey, Ca. 10/24/2010.
  • Full day workshop on mobile technologies for Libraries. Capital District Library Council Emerging Technology Committee. Albany, NY. 5/4/2010.

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